FC: Outdoor Ed. | By Brock Mullen
1: CAMPING | It was a beautiful sunny day; birds chirping, a light breeze and then SCREECH.!Hooray.!Woohoo. We're here.! That was the sound of the bus stopping Outdoor Ed. Seeing Covenant Heights for the first time was one of the many great memories created at Outdoor Ed. Okay, Rewind. Before we left for Estes Park, I was worried about a lot of things. For instance, I was worried about who my roommates were, if the food was any good, and if the zip-line was actually fun. When we got there I found out a few things. I found out that I got three out of the five people I wanted in my room and also that the zip-line was 900 feet long.!That's the size of three football fields. The zip-line, the beautiful, scenic hike, and the delicious meals made this the best field trip ever.
2: This is me smelling a Ponderosa Pine tree on the hike.
3: This is the awesome breakfast we had on the morning before the hike. It was pancakes, bacon, and eggs.
4: This is a picture of me getting ready to do the zip-line. Through the trees and above the lake.
5: One of the first activities I did was the zip-line. The zip-line was soooo much fun. The zip-line was pretty since it went through tall, green trees and it went over a blue, shimmering lake. When it was my turn, I did a flip off the platform and went upside down the rest of the way. While I was on it, the harness was giving me a wedgie. It felt like I was hung on a hook by my underwear 100 feet above the ground. When I was done, the dude grabbed my leg to get me off the zip-line and it really startled me. The zip-line was a blast. Even though the zip-line was a blast, I still couldn't wait for the hike tomorrow.
6: This is the zip-line at Outdoor Ed. .
7: This is me going down the zip-line upside down.
8: This is my day group leader (Mrs. Vanderveen) about to go on the zip-line.
9: On the morning of the second day of Outdoor Education, we took a stunning hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. To start off, the bus ride there was a lot of fun. We were singing songs and telling cheesy jokes the whole way there. When we were in the park, there was absolutely breathtaking scenery. During the seven mile hike, we played a game called camouflage. The objective of the game is to get the closest to the "rabbit" who was a kid trying to spot you hiding behind rocks and trees. I won one of the rounds by slowly creeping up to the rabbit. That was fun. On another part of the hike, we found these really cool trees. They're called Ponderosa Pine trees and the reason they're cool is because, they smell like vanilla since they store their sweet smelling sap in their bark. The hike was fun but, I couldn't wait to eat lunch after the hike.
10: This is the Ponderosa Pine.
11: This is Chuck Norris rock.
12: This is the start of the trail during the hike.
13: There are not words to describe how great the food was at Outdoor Ed. When I was eating the food, it was like I died and went to heaven. The first reason why it's good is, it's homemade. Second, you're with your friends so, it makes the experience even more enjoyable. Also, the cook was really, really nice. His name was Dave. My favorite thing about the meals at Outdoor Ed. was, they actually gave you time to eat your food. At school, they give you about twenty minutes to shove food down your throat but at Summit School, they give you probably about a half-hour to eat. The saddest part of Outdoor Ed. was leaving.
14: This is on the deck of the of the dinning hall at Outdoor Ed.
15: This is the farewell pizza buffet.
16: This is the buffet with the awesome breakfast of the second day of Outdoor Ed.
17: I had so much fun at Outdoor Ed. The zip-line was definitely a unique experience and I hope I have a chance to do that again. The hike was the first one I had ever been on. Now I want to go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with my family. Those Ponderosa Pines were cool. Most of them were 100's of years old. The food at Covenant Heights needs to ship itself on over to our school. The food was soooo good. It broke my heart when we had to pack our bags to leave Outdoor Ed.
18: This is the GaGa Ball pit. GaGa Ball is from Israel.
19: This is Hawk Quest where I learned about the Golden Eagle.
20: This is one of the Low Ropes activities